History, circa 1841, draft [Draft 3]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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and that you may translate and receive kn owledge from all those ancient records which  have been hid up that are sacred and accor ding to your faith shall it be done unto you
Behold it is I that have spoken it, and  I am the same who spoke unto you from the  beginning. Amen,
Revelation to April 1829
Behold I say unto you my son that because  you did not translate according to that whi ch you desired of me, and did commence  again for my servant Joseph Smith Jr. even  so I would that you continue until you  have finished this record which I have en trusted unto him.
And then behold other  records have I that I will give you power to ass ist in translating them— Be patient my son  for it is wisdom in me and it is not expedi ent that you should translate at this present  time. Behold the work which you are called  to do, is to write for my servant Joseph; and  behold it is because you did not continue as  you commenced to when you began to translate  that I have taken away this privilege from you
Do not murmur my son for it is wis dom in me that I have dealt with you after  this manner. Behold you have not understood—  you have supposed that I would give it unto  you when you took no thought save it was to  ask me; but behold I say unto you that you  must study it in your mind then you must  ask me if it be right. and if [it] is right I will  cause that your bosom shall burn within you:  Therefore you shall feel that is it is right.  But if it be not right you shall have [p. 33]
and that you may translate and receive knowledge from all those ancient records which have been hid up that are sacred and according to your faith shall it be done unto you
Behold it is I that have spoken it, and I am the same who spoke unto you from the beginning. Amen,
Revelation to April 1829
Behold I say unto you my son that because you did not translate according to that which you desired of me, and did commence again for my servant Joseph Smith Jr. even so I would that you continue until you have finished this record which I have entrusted unto him.
And then behold other records have I that I will give you power to assist in translating them— Be patient my son for it is wisdom in me and it is not expedient that you should translate at this present time. Behold the work which you are called to do, is to write for my servant Joseph; and behold it is because you did not continue as you commenced when you began to translate that I have taken away this privilege from you
Do not murmur my son for it is wisdom in me that I have dealt with you after this manner. Behold you have not understood— you have supposed that I would give it unto you when you took no thought save it was to ask me; but behold I say unto you that you must study it in your mind then you must ask me if it be right. and if [it] is right I will cause that your bosom shall burn within you: Therefore you shall feel that it is right. But if it be not right you shall have [p. 33]
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